Child Advocates Say Super Bowl Is Hotbed Of Underage Prostitution

Law enforcement officials and child advocacy groups say the Super Bowl is a prime occasion for child prostitution, with pimps taking advantage of the influx of tourists, money and mayhem to sell sex with underage prostitutes.

MSNBC quotes the Texas attorney general, who says “The Super Bowl is one of the biggest human trafficking events in the United States.” The AG’s spokesman estimated as many as 10,000 underage prostitutes have come to previous Super Bowl cities, and at the past two Super Bowls, authorities have rescued 50 total girls, six of which were registered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Flight crews from American Airlines, Delta, United, Qantas and American Eagle are holding a training session to spot signs of trafficking, and Dallas area law enforcement will step up efforts to catch pimps and prostitutes.

Super Bowl a magnet for under-age sex trade [MSNBC]